“Davis Stuart has a nearly century long history of helping West Virginia’s youth. In January 2016, one of Davis Stuart’s therapists, Buddy Dunkley, M.A., L.P.C., B.C.P.C., became Board Certified as a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinician through the American Psychotherapy Association.
In 2008, Dunkley earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science and in 2011 he received his master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Dunkley joined Davis Stuart as a therapist in 2013. In addition to his degrees, Dunkley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia and North Carolina. Becoming a Board Certified PTSD Clinician marks his membership with the American Psychotherapy Association. He is also a former member of American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and WV Counseling Association.
Dunkley says, “Davis Stuart has different features other programs lack, such as equine therapy, employment preparation program, and culinary arts.
We work to get teens back to their families and communities, and not prolong their stay. If family reunification is not feasible, we work diligently to stabilize these individuals to enter to independence.” Buddy enjoys working with troubled teenagers and the flexibility of using different styles of therapy. He also likes to know that he has helped to make a difference in their lives.
Davis Stuart operates as a private, nonprofit organization with the main campus located in Lewisburg and four group homes in Beckley, Bluefield, Maxwelton and Princeton. Davis Stuart serves all of West Virginia. If you would like information, visit the website at www.davis-stuart.org or contact a representative at our main office 304-647-5577.”